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Adobe InDesign CC2017: Basic

The basics of InDesign. Learn how to edit content, place images and add colour to your print and web output to PDF.

Compatible with Adobe InDesign CC2015, CC2014, CC, CS6


Adobe InDesign is the premiere page layout tool for both electronic and print publishing. Designed for seamless integration with other Adobe products, InDesign is changing the standards for magazine catalogue and advertisement publishing. In this hands on course, students will learn the fundamentals of producing high quality content for print and the web.

Marketing content creators, graphic designers, business writers, copy creators, architects and engineers.

Software Required Adobe InDesign CC2017

In order to participate in the class, participants require Adobe InDesign CC2017 to be loaded on their computer. If you do not yet own the software you can download the trial version of the software for the class by going to:

and download and install the trial version of Adobe InDesign CC2017. It is good for 7 days so install a day before your scheduled class.

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This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software. 

Course Outline

Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus
  • Exploring on your own
  • Finding resources for using InDesign

Getting to Know InDesign

  • Preflighting as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Working with object styles

Working with Objects

  • Working with layers
  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Creating and modifying graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
  • Placing and linking graphics frame
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped objects

Editing Text

  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Checking spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Tracking changes
  • Basic Typography with Paragraphs
  • Importing Word documents

Working with Color

  • Managing color
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying color settings in InDesign
  • Displaying images at full resolution
  • Proofing colors onscreen
  • Defining printing requirements
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradient techniques

Exporting for Print and Web

  • Creating an Adobe PDF


Online: $367.25 CAD ($325 CAD + 42.25 HST appx $285 US)
Duration: 1 day, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm ET
Prerequisites - None

*Online Fee does not include training materials. Training materials can be purchased online.

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If you are interested in this course we offer it as a private onsite class for groups of 3 or more.... Complete our Request for Onsite Quotation Form. We will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to you; or, call us at 1-877-246-3436 to learn more about scheduling options.

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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